After enthralling the audience with their unique pairing in PIKU, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan are all set to team up again for yet-to-be-titled film to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj’s associate Honey Trehan.
The film will be co-produced by Prerna Arora and Arjun N Kapoor. Deepika Padukone will play the role of a mafia queen Rahima Khan, popularly known as Sapna Didi while the upstanding Irrfan Khan will characterize a local gangster who is completely in love with her and helps her in her mission to eliminate Dawood Ibrahim.
The film is based on one of the chapters from former investigative journalist-turned-author S Hussain Zaidi's book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Filmmaker Vishal has purchased rights to the chapter.
A source close to the establishment announced that Deepika is in love with the idea of playing one of the most feared female dons from the 80's. Sapna didi had planned Dawood's execution during a cricket match in Sharjah to avenge her husband's death. Unfortunately for her, he got wind of her plans and killed her days before she could get to him. The film is expected to go on the floors by the year-end.
Talking about this project Vishal Bhardwaj added, 'Honey has been a part of my life since before I made my first film. Launching him as a director after Abhishek Chaubey gives me deep joy. He will make a fine director. Deepika has been asking me to write a script for her for a long time. She has heard this script and loved it. We are in an advance stage of discussion with her.'
Confirming the news Producer Prerna said, 'Yes it is true that we are producing the film along with Vishalji, who is one of the finest directors in the country. We are looking forward to this collaboration.'